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Gov’t must dissolve GFA now – Former Sports Minister

Former Youth and Sports Minister, Nii Lante Vanderpuye has called on the government to revamp the Ghana Football Association after top officials of the governing body were implicated in Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ latest expose on Ghana Football dubbed “Number 12.”

President of the country’s football governing body, Kwesi Nyantakyi was seen in the video outlining to agents of Anas’ TigerEyePI who posed as investors the key government officials to bribe and also the steps to take to get a stranglehold on key projects in the country, as well as suggesting a dummy financial agency that would broker a sponsorship deal for the Ghana Premier League.

Ibrahim Sannie, who is the Communications Director of the Ghana FA, Black Stars “B” Management Committee Chairman, Eddie Doku were all caught on the camera taking bribe to influence player selection.

The exposé also captured 77 Ghanaian referees and 14 top GFA officials for engaging in various acts of corruption.

“The government must dissolve the GFA with immediate effect and face the consequences from FIFA.

“It is the only thing that will save Ghana Football. Nigeria did it and today they are reaping the benefits. They incurred a 6-month ban for it, but today they are in the World Cup.

“We didn’t qualify for the World Cup so this is the time for us to take that action.

“It will give us enough time to reorganize our football before the World Cup in Qatar comes around. The GFA is an association under the Sports Ministry so it can be done,” he said.

“An interim committee should be put in place so we can restructure. A few representatives from GHALCA and some football people can make up that committee.

“A few GFA officials have shown some integrity, for example, J.F Mensah and Lawyer Kweku Eyiah and these are people who can take us forward.

“The fact is if we don’t dissolve the GFA and all the regional FA this problem can never be fixed, because all the people in charge have been put there by Kwesi Nyantakyi,” he added

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